You have an invention or invention disclosure and need to know if it is patentable. The first step is to uncover the prior art. We research to identify patent and non-patent prior art and present it to you in an easy to understand report. The report results may be useful in deciding future actions such as continuing research in the same direction, or modifying the path of action.
Our preliminary study is a detailed analysis of your invention disclosure and presents a complete report on the novelty of the invention vis-à-vis patent and non-patent prior art. Most relevant prior art are identified and a feature-wise comparison matrix is presented against the given disclosure. Based on an understanding of the invention and the current marketplace, the most relevant potential licensees, research funding sources, partners and competitors are identified. The information provided in our reports forms the basis of new patent applications and marketing materials, helps with the technical assessment of the disclosed technology, and gives third-party feedback for the researchers to initiate new research projects.
A State of the Art patent search is the broadest of all patent searches as it provides an overall perspective of a particular patent field. Our state of the art search reports provide client with the up-to-date information about progress in a specific technical field. The results guide our clients in designing their strategies at both an IP level and a corporate level, further helping to deliver long-term market advantages.
AshmarIP prepares a detailed technology and IP landscape for the given technology and provides an in-depth analysis of new strategic opportunities from an independent, third-party perspective. The report provides an overview of competitors’ patent portfolios, markets, inventors, geographical coverage, and a detailed patent claims comparison matrix to identify organizations that have the most overlap. This allows the licensing officer to clearly position the client’s technology in the marketplace, and provides a SWOT analysis of the patent portfolio vis-à-vis competition providing cues for valuation and licensing deals. It also helps prepare valuable collateral that can be used to improve your position in licensing negotiations. It is presented for easy review with charts, graphical overviews and statistical information.
Portfolio analysis includes evaluation and ranking (if applicable) of a group of patents with respect to certain criteria and identifies potential abandonment candidates or potential “winners” in a portfolio. Client specifies a group of patents which could be their own patents that they want to evaluate with respect to certain criteria, or of a third party that they may be interested in licensing or acquiring. We work with the client to perform a detailed analysis of the portfolio and to identify key metrics that could help the client in making strategic decisions with respect to the identified portfolio.